Synopses & Reviews
Esteemed writer and translator Guy Davenport's brilliant story collectionfirst published in 1979is recognized today as a classic of American fiction. Written with tremendous wit, intelligence, and verve, the stories are based on historical figures whose endeavors were too early, too late, or went against the grain of their time.
Table of Contents
The Richard Nixon Freischèutz rag -- C. Musonius Rufus -- The wooden dove of Archytas -- John Charles Tapner -- Au tombeau de Charles Fourier -- The Haile Selassie funeral train -- Ithaka -- The invention of photography in Toledo -- The antiquities of Elis -- A field of snow on a slope of the Rosenberg.